July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Name that pup for CCSO

She’s confident.  She’s affectionate.  She’s feisty.  Her brothers probably would agree, she’s bossy.  This 8-week-old golden retriever seems to have it all: good looks, a winning personality and a permanen More...

Tiger Bay Club hosts James Carville

The Tiger Bay Club will host political consultant James Carville at its Sept. 17 meeting. He will give a presentation on the political affairs of our nation from the conventions onward.  More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon is hosting a dress collection drive during the month of July to benefit the PACE Center for Girls-Immokalee. Women are encouraged to donate new and gently used dresses or handbags. More...

Ghostly flowers are appearing in trees

Every year, in proximity to the rainy season, a rare, leafless root system that grows on trees in Southwest Florida sloughs produces white flowers. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

RETRO SOUNDS

You don’t need a hi- fi or transistor radio to groove to the music of these artists today

“THEY DON’T MAKE MUSIC LIKE THEY USED TO.”  Guess again.  More...

George Clinton headlines Fantasy of Funk music festival

Put on your favorite bell-bottoms and highest platforms and head on over to Seminole Casino Immokalee’s “Fantasy of Funk” festival on Saturday, July 21, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

BEACH READING

‘The God Box’

by Mary Lou Quinlan (Greenleaf Book Group Press, $16.95)   More...

Florida Weekly is best in the state, again

Named top weekly newspaper for third year running

For the third consecutive year, Florida Weekly has been named the most outstanding weekly newspaper in the state, racking up 15 journalism awards at the Florida Press Association conference at the 2012 Southeastern Press Convention in Destin. More...

CME Group Titleholders looking for volunteers

The LPGA Tour will be making its longawaited return to Naples this November and volunteer registration is now open for those looking to be a part the CME Group Titleholders, the grand finale of the LPGA Tour season at TwinEagles, Nov. 12-18. More...

Scott urges close look at Libor effect on Fla

Gov. Rick Scott wrote Tuesday to Florida's congressional delegation urging members to press for information on how much a growing interest rate scandal may have cost Florida.  More...

Register now of the world famous Grouper Grab

The 13th annual Grouper Grab fishing tournament will take place Aug. 17 and 18 at Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers. The Grab has a long history of being one of the top grouper tournaments in the state and this year will be no exception.  More...

Naples airport slated for commuter air service

Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., operating as Naples Connection, plans to begin scheduled air service between Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities beginning Oct. 22. More...

Corkscrew Swamp has a new director

After 38 years, Ed Carlson retired as director of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, with Jason Lauritson stepping into the position July 1.  His new role includes wildlife and land management, as well as policy work affecting restoration of habitat in More...

Business News

Vinyl fix

What keeps them coming back

RENE MIVILLE, A TALL GENTLEMAN WHO lives on Captiva Island, told me he has a collection of more than 50,000 albums. More...

The hunt for inflation leads to a dead end

MONEY & INVESTING

Most investors want to know if the near future will be inflationary or deflationary, as both are investment and business game changers.  More...

Rogers named top public relations professional

Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC, of Simplify PR was named the PR Professional of the Year by the Florida Public Relations Association, Southwest Florida Chapter at its annual awards luncheon on July 10. Ms. More...